Official PSU - Illinois Game Thread

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  1. Tom McAndrew

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    Please use this thread for all discussions about or related to the game. If you are responding to a post, please use the quote function.

    We Are ...

    - curious to see how PSU will do in their B1G opener
    - aware that Lovie Smith doesn't have elite talent, but he's a good coach
    - hopeful that PSU will clean up the penalty bug that afflicting them last week
    - cognizant that our entire college football routine is off, as we're not used to PSU playing on Friday nite
    - interested to see how many true freshmen play tonight
    - somewhat fearful of the Illini FG kicker
    - not looking ahead to next week, and hoping the team is focused on tonight's game
    - ready for a victory

    ... Penn State!
     
  2. vader_psu

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    True freshman QB MJ Rivers will be starting for the Illini
     
  3. Nittanyfarmer

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    Anyone know when was the last time that Penn State played a regular game on a Friday night? Looked for the answer and didn't come up with anything recently.
     
  4. Judge Smails

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    1978
     
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    Vs. Temple at The Vet.

    Did we play some day after T-giving games vs. Pitt since then? Maybe not... maybe just before '78.
     
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    Need to play lots of Freshman tonight as they are used to playing on Friday's! :rolleyes:;)
     
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    Pitt in the early 80’s
     
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    How do we know that Lovie Smith is a good coach?
     
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    Man, you could cut the tension with a knife on these drag races.
     
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    Penn State Regular-Season Friday Games
    Date
    Site Opponent Result
    Oct. 10, 1890 A Penn Penn, 0-20
    Oct. 2, 1891 A Lafayette Penn State, 14-4
    Nov. 25, 1892 N Dickinson Penn State, 16-0
    Nov. 23, 1894 A Washington & Jefferson Penn State, 6-0
    Oct. 13, 1899 H Washington & Jefferson Tie, 0-0
    Nov. 17, 1899 A Penn Penn, 0-47
    Nov. 29, 1900 A Buffalo Buffalo, 0-10
    Nov. 24, 1905 H West Virginia Penn State, 6-0
    Nov. 7, 1913 H Notre Dame Notre Dame, 14-7
    Nov. 13, 1914 H Michigan State Michigan State, 3-6
    Nov. 5, 1915 H Lehigh Penn State, 7-0
    Nov. 17, 1916 H Lafayette Penn State, 40-0
    Nov. 3, 1922 N Navy Navy, 14-0
    Oct. 31, 1941^ N at NYU Penn State, 42-0
    Oct. 8, 1948 A Syracuse Penn State, 9-0
    Sept. 29, 1961 A Miami (Fla.) Miami, 25-8
    Oct. 6, 1961 A Boston U. Penn State, 32-0
    Sept. 29, 1967^ A Miami (Fla.) Penn State, 17-8
    Nov. 26, 1976^ N Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, 24-7
    Sept. 2, 1977^ N Rutgers Penn State, 45-7
    Sept. 1, 1978^ A Temple Penn State, 10-7
    Nov. 24, 1978 H Pittsburgh Penn State 17-10
    Nov. 28, 1980 H Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, 14-9
    Nov. 26, 1982 H Pittsburgh Penn State, 19-10
    Sept. 21, 2018^ A Illinois --
    ^-Night game
     
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    I just came back from eating dinner, did we fire Franklin yet?
     
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    Only if they stay til the end!
     
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    Plenty of seats still available!!! Hostile crowd?? o_O
     
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    I love when Penn State is not at home and the school plays Zombie nation. Definitely heard some "We are Penn State"!
     
  19. Tom McAndrew

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    I guess we got a minor league broadcast crew. Before the 1st snap, one of the color analysts talked about the Syracuse secondary. I guess the orange uniforms confused him.
     
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    Carp. Not a great way to kill that drive.
     
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    I think that’s going to stand.
     
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    So much for the fast start.
     
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    Gotta expect that hit over the middle and he saw it coming too.
     
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    Then I wasn't hearing things. I heard him say Syracuse also.
     
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    nice tackle by Trace.....
     
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    Is that Trace’s second or third tackle on the year?
     
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    Easy call.....that’s a fumble.
     
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    This game is going to be a major blowout.
     
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    Nice return by #3.....
     
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    It is FS1.....
     
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    These announcers are horrible
     
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    The one guy’s voice is very irating.
     
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    Is this Penn State vs. the construction barrels? Illinois uniforms could be used on the highway.
     
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    What else is new!
     
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    Well at least Juwan Johnson started out with a reception.....
     
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    Bit soon for that don’t you think?
     
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    Why wasn’t targeting called on that fumble?
     
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    I like what Rahne is doing. Attack the short middle with the tight end and the linebackers cannot play the run tight. Should free up the running game.
     
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    I did not know Syracuse had a franchised defensive scheme.
     
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